Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Delphi, where the Oracle prophesied in the Temple of Apollo, June 1, 2008
Model of Delphi in its prime. Temple of Apollo in the center with the city-state treasuries surrounding it.
Hadrian's boyfriend, Antinoos, a gorgeous Greek boy
Delphi's fine museum features this Sphinx.
up the hill from the Athens Treasury
Temple of Apollo, where the Oracle breathed "medicinal" smoke from laurel & bay leaves before feeling faint and giving out prophecies.
Reconstructed Athens Treasury where loot was stored to pay for the very expensive prophecies from the Oracle. All the major city-states had treasuries at Delphi.
Gymnasium (meaning exercise training in the nude!) ruins down hill from the Oracle's home
Arachova half way up the mountain - now a major ski resort
Mountains begin beyond the ancient (now modern) city of Thebes.